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Individual Tutoring in U.S. History for High School & Middle School Students

Why the Cold War Began: How the US and USSR went from Allies to Enemies

Jacob Grandstaff
Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(11)
This one-day course will explore the events after World War II that put the United States and the Soviet Union on the path to cold war.

Class experience

Students will improve their understanding of the US-USSR alliance during World War II that defeated Nazi Germany. 

They will learn about the conferences at Yalta and Potsdam and US dissatisfaction with the treatment of Eastern European governments by the occupying Soviet Union. 

They will learn about the effect that Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech had on American public opinion about the USSR.

They will learn about President Harry Truman's foreign policy, including the atomic bomb, the Truman Doctrine, US aid to Greece and Turkey, the Marshall Plan, and the Berlin Airlift.
I took a Cold War course in graduate school. I wanted to offer this because US history surveys often only have time to describe what happened rather than why it happened. This will hopefully better explain to students how we went from fighting a common enemy with the Soviet Union to mutually-assured-destruction in a short period of time.
Average rating:4.7Number of reviews:(11)

I'm Jacob. I strive to teach history in a way that inspires and entertains students while developing their research, writing, and critical thinking skills.

My courses center on US history and civics, but I will occasionally include courses... 
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per class
Meets once
55 min

Completed by 16 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
2-10 learners per class

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